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RATHER 111 CHANGE IE OF AS
SESS COM ASSESSORS HOLDOVER
Precinct Assessors Shorn of Their Power, and Many Changes
Made in Revenue Law by Recent Legislature.
The county assessors bill, H.i
R. 184, which was passed with the
emergency clause, is now in ef
fect. The bill docs not change
the old law in relation to the elec
tion of precinct assesors, but it
gives county assessors and coun
ty boards much more power in
the matter of supervision of
precinct assessors and provides
that they shall be controlled by
the county boards and county as
sessors, the same as county as
sessors arc now controlled, and
may be removed by the stale
board of assessment.
The bill has for one of its
objects the extending of the term
of county assessors one year so
khat they as experienced olheers
may be able to value real estate
during the last year of their
term. It never occurred to the
county assessors who asked for
one more year of salary to change
the law so as to assess real estate
this year. They preferred to ex
tend their term of office one year
rather than change the date of
assessing real estate.
Secretary Henry Seymour of the
frtate board of assessment has
sent out to county assessors a
printed copy of the new law. The
bill in Question. II. It. 18 i, pro
vides that the election of county
assessors shall take place in the
year 1912, instead of during the
year 1911. It also provides that
precinct assessors shall ne elect
ed the same year and that they
shall be eligible to two terms.
In cities of over 4,000 inhabit
ants the new law provides that the
county hoard and the county as
sessors shall decide the number
of precinct assessors in such
eities and the county assesor
shall assign such precinct as
sessors in the districts in the
cities to be assessed.
Section 35 of the new law pro
vides that the value of leases on
state school funds shall be as
sessed in addition to the im
The new law, now in effect, be
cause the governor has signed the
bill, takes away from elective
precinct assessors the right to
assess banks, public service
corporations, express, telephone
and telesrraDh companies. The
law gives this work to the coun
ty asscsosr instead of to the pre
Another change in the present
law is one requiring precinct as
sessors to make return from time
to time, as the returns are ready,
instead of "on or before the last
Monday in May." The county as
sessor is empowered to revise and
make up the assessment books.
The county assessor is author
ized by the new law to make an
annual revision of the assessment
of real estate for errors or for
the assessment of parcels of land
that have been separated from
JAMES WHITGONB RILEY.
Hoosier Poet, Who Has
Lost Use of His Hands;
Also Unable to Walk.
Section 115 of the, present
revenue law as amended by the,
bill provides that precinct asses
sors thall be under the super
vision of county assessors and
coun I. v boards, the same as coun
ty assessors are under the super
vision of the stale board of
equalization and assessment.
Neither a county assessor nor a
nrccinct assessor can be removed
without notice and a hearing.
The o!d law provides for an
equalization by the county board
in 1911 and every two years
thereat ler. which will bring the
county equalization on one year
later when real estate is assessed.
The nresent law does not provide
for equalization on any year when
ral estate is assessed.
The new law gives the county
rli-rk or the county assessor
authority to correct errors on the
la list at anv lime before taxes
are paid, and to keep a record of
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Telegram From Dr. Gomez Halts
March Upon Juarez.
BATTLE ON NEAR AGUA PRIETA
Report Federal Troops Caught Be
tween Two Llnea of Insurreetos at
Cabuilona Who Far outnumber the
FU Paso. Tex.. April 17. The lusur-
recto forces reported as approaching
Juarez have retired from that vicinity
The sudden change In the program Is
oaid to have been the rt'BUlt or a tele
gram from Dt. Gomel, confidential
agent at Washington, regarding peace
Auirua I'rleta. Mex.. April 17 m
eurretto lenders here report that a
battle was begun east of Cabuilona
fifteen miles south of this city. lh
federal troops engaged are said to
have been caught between two bodies
of rebels, who far outnumber the ted
Chihuahua. Mex.. April 17. !rty
or more iiiK'irrectos were killed and
more than 100 wounded In a bat lie.
foucht between Snuz and Santa Clara
canyon, about titty miles north of here.
according to federal couriers. 1 hey
broueht onlirs to have hospital cot?
ready for federal wounded. The fed
erals report five killed, but later do.
velonnients may change tho figure"
Several women and children are be
lieved to he nmong the killed.
RILEY UNABLE TO WRITE
Will Move to Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ollroggc,
who have resided in lMaltsmnuth
for the past four or live years, are
loading their goods preparatory
to moving to Lincoln today, where
they will make their future home.
Mr. Oltroggc has a good position
city with a large ' ruii... Irrliroflnn HnOCItrot
We regret to see LlfclHGGII UU&auuil KiQaauiUJ
in the capital
these excellent people leave
Plattsmouth. but the loss to us
will be a gain for Lincoln, and we
wish them prosperity.
LAWS ON WATER
FIRST BREAD FROM HUE
NEW BREAD MACHINE
jS.iupjji. wmiiiiii' J" i
Hoosier Poet Loses Use of Hands and
Has to Dictate.
Tndliinaiiolis. Abril 17. James Wbit
comb Riley, ihe noted Hoosier poet,
has lost complete use of his hands ana
cannot walk without support. It Ih
feared the lingering Illness which lias
kept Mr Rllcy In his hed for the
greater part of the last few months
will cause his death before many
Though unable to write and forced
to dictate his poems, Mr. Riley Is mak
ing determined efforts to complete his
last edition of works that they may be
published this spring. Tho edition will
Include several new poems.
TO NEW YORK CITY
Colonel Is Back Homo After
long Journey In West.
Anxiety at White House.
Washington, April 17. Anxiety over
developments In Mexico endangering
the lives and property of Americans
near the boundary line was ptalnly ev
ident In official circles here. President
Taft received bulletins at the White
House from the war department re
garding the advance of the federals
upon the Insurgent forces at Agua
Prleta. Dr. Gomez was in constant
communication with the Insurgent
Junta at El Paso. He was advised that
the Insurrectos had mobilized practic
ally their entire army In Chihuahua
under Francisco I. Madero, to within
striking distance of Juarez.
Diaz Issues CaH for Volunteers.
Mexico City. April 17. A genera!
call for volunteer soldiers to serve for
six months was posted here. Tho cat1
Ih made to all citizens between elgh
teen and forty-five years of age who
desire to lend their services to trm
country. The pay Is 50 cents a day,
besides clothing and equipment. The
customary Inducement or advancement
In rank and pay to those who prove
worthy Is Included.
The new bread mixing machino
to he added to C. L. Herirer's well
equipped bakery, arrived a few .comprehensive
days ago, and the people will be
treated to Ihe first batch of bread
from the same today. Tho ma
chine was installed Saturday af
ternoon, being propelled by one of
the new f.hopie gasoline engines,
tho first engine of this mako
brought to Plattsmouth. Mr.
Merger is compelled to use gaso
line for power, owing to no elec
tricity being available at the hour
he runs, about 3 oYolrk in Ihe
morning, at which time he Is
compelled to mix his bread.
The new machine Is made by
the Champion Machienry Co. at
Joliet, III., and has a capacity of
between f00 and 000 loaves of
bread at ono time, which is done
in a few moments, and would take
a baker a good day io mix ny
hand. Willi the addition of this
new machine the capacity of Mr.
Merger's shop is now sufficient to
supply several towns the size of
Plattsmouth with all kinds of
bakers' goods. Mr. Merger is a
baker of many years' experience
in Plattsmouth and the many
patrons know the value- of his
Passed at Last Session.
OFFICIALS ARE WELL SATISFIED
Price, State Engineer, Says ReguU-
tlons Now In Effect Will Produce
Revenue and Aid Developments.
Changes Made In Fees.
ROBBED WHILE ENROUTE
TD VISIT FRIENDSIHEEE
The Master Suit
FOR YOUNG MEN!
New York. April 17. Theodore
Tinosevelt returned home from a sev
en-weeks' tour of the west and middle
west. As he stepped off a train from
Chicago he came In contact with
a crowd of outgoing Easter visitors,
many of whom greeted him with
Colonel Roosevelt's face was tanned
by the western suns and he said lie
felt "bully." He refused to discuss
the reciprocity proposition, prosperity
In the west, or his own plans.
Boat Upsets; Two Boys Drown.
Sunerlor. Wis.. April 17. Lowell
neellneer and Chester Adams, high
school students, drowned In Rass lake,
near Cordon, Wis . when the canoe In
which they were crossing the lane was
upset by a windstorm.
To Observe Mothers' Day.
Lincoln. April 17. Governor Aldrlch
Issued a proclamation designating
Rundav. May 14. as Mothers' day,
and urging the people of Ihe state to
NEWS IN SUNDAY'S PAPERS
THE Master Suit is a specimen
of the highest acievement in ready-made clothes mak
ing. It represents more than merely fine tailoring and
good fabrics. It is cut to give the wearer the appearance of
perfect physical development. . And the effect produced so im
proves his form that he unconsciously strives to attain the ap
pearance which the garment gives him; he expands his chest,
drawi in his waist and stands erect. We want you to try on
a "Master Suit."
We have Just received our second large shipment of Man
hattan Shirts for Spring. Prices $1 50 and Up.
The Home of Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes
Manhattan Shirts Stetson Hats
Walter W. Smith was appointed na
tional bank examiner for the city of
St. IiOuls, succeeding Frank O. Micks,
Rev McNeily ndloise, a well known
EnlscoDal rector, was drowned In the
Calawba river, mar Morgantown, N.
C, while duck hunting.
Fire nractlcallv destroyed the office
and plant of tho Toledo Blade Publish
ing company, entalring a toss of 200,-
0W), partly covered by insurance.
Felix KornMd, head of a wholesale
millinery establishment, was found
dead of gas asphyxiation In the bath
room of his home In Hrookline, Mass.
Federal officeholder are prohibited
from aulng ns delegates to conven
tions called to nominate a candidate
for president or for any elective office
by the terms of a bill Introduced by
Representative. Richardson of Ala
Judae Kavauagh overruled motions
for a continuance of the cases of the
former otlicers of the Illinois Central
railroad, who are licensed of "graft
ing" from the company by means of
alleged pad led cur repair bills, Hour-
tng on demurrers was sei for April 29.
I'tilted States Dintrlct Judge Fiank
Rudklns of Spokane overruled the de
murrer of tho defendant In the Uounh
ton Alaska land fraud cases, taking dl
rect Issue with Fulled States Judge
Hanford of Seattle, who had decided
(lip name point in favor of the defend
ant In the Sir Edward Htracey case
SALOMONE WRITES TO POPE
Sicilian Brigand Invokes Aid of Pon
tiff to Make Priests Keep Promise.
Rome.' Am il 17.- Salomone, tli
Sicilian brigand, who, with two piiesu
named Vasapoll, was acquitted In 1'J '.'
of the murder of the innjor of Rarra
franca, Is awaing trial for othei
murders, lie has written a letter to
the pope, explaining that the priest,
were acquitted 0winn to bis refusal t-
accuse them falsely of having msi
unfed the murder of the mayor. On'
of gratitude Ihey promised him finaii
fal help to enable him to detenu mm
. ... - I.. . !... Ilil.
se(f at tne romicoiunn mm, nn "
picinlae, be says, they have forgott.'ii
Salomone further Implores me pop.
for pity ami help and asks him to re
mind the priests of their promise. II.
assures the poiM! that he Is Innoceni
but destitute, and asks bis blessing.
The pontiff has communicated tie
letter to the bishop of IMaisio Aimer
ilna, where the priests reside, with In
Ktructiims that they be compelled t
redeem their piomlse. The pope atsi
wiote to the chaplain of the prism
j where Salomone Is confined and askee
him to bless the prisoner on his he
I . ... . l.t... ts. f..K ml lnQ
luiir ami encoui " '' "
I't e. for, If Innocf tit, he I hound to l,i
Mr. (ieoige McIIckcii of Henry,
Nehraska, arrived yesterday
morniiiK on No. 0 to visit his
friend, Mart Nelson, northwest of
this city. Mr. Mcllcfren hail
very unhanpv experience while en
route from his home lo this city.
When he biumlcd Ihe train at
Henry he took a berth and had
iltIiI'm sleeu. Itut when he
I? " - -r-
awoke in the iiiorniiiK and looke
a. a t
ii ho su e nncke mr ms com
il wns nut I here, neit tier w as his
vest, which contained his Kid
watch. There was $25 of his
money in the coal. Fori iinalely,
he had divided his money, keeping
a part in another pocket, which
the robber failed to locate. There
were two other men in Ihe same
Pullman who had been robbed, so
Unit in bis misfortune Mr. Mel-
legen was not alone.
Lincoln, April 17. A set of eighteen
RKod at the recent session of .
the legislature, nearly all of which
were Introduced by Senator Iloaglaua
of North Platte. All of the measure
had the emergency clause when passed
by both bouses and became laws when
ihey were approved by Governor Aid
rich. The bills were tho product of the
legislative committee of the State irri
gation association. The men .who
drafted them were J. J. llalllgau aud
J. O. Iloehler of North Platte. W. I .
Byron of Gothenburg, F. W. WUUama
and II. O. Hunt of Urldgeport, Fred
Wright of Seotts Uluff and O. W.
Gardner of Gerlng.
The atep forward that western Ne
braska has taken In the last two years
has made a more satisfactory system
of Irrigation legislation necessary aud
on that account men who lived in thai
part of the state Interested them
selves In tho matter. Most of imwa
directly Interested assert that th
tate now has a thorough and efficient
set or laws and declare that the solv
ing of the water problem will be sim
plified In the future.
The secretary of the state Irriga
tion bonrd, State Engineer D. D. Price.
i., ,.., iimi tho mnro now has a
tlinu mio ......
workable and revenue-producing set
of Irrigation laws. Several changes
rere made under the new laws in ma
schedule by which fees are collected
for water usage. Whcro the former
fees were 92 straight, they are now
as follows: For storage reservoir, 5
per 6.000 acre feet; water for Irriga
tion, 95 per 1,000 acres; ror power
purposes, $5 per fifty-horse power;
for any other useMl purpose, a ami
expenses; for proposed dams, BO cents
ror each foot In height and actual ex
pense of examination.
BANCROFT BONO ROBBERY
Former Trusted Employee of Firrr
Author of $95,000 Theft.
New York, April 17-Another sr
.ml was ni?de in the llnlicroft boll
robber yaces In which liaiilel O'Reilh
the well known criminal lawyer, he
cn indicted, charged with recelvin
Harry 11 lli.rreti, thirty years me
foiiucrly a trusted employee of tl-
raneroft firm. vo!'iiit:irl!y snrren-lei
lit police h.'iidM'iiirt. rs. nommie
that he had batched the sdienie :
toll the elder Won Ibimrofl of $s.
in m) in secii'itics. lie was locked ill
charged with arand larceny.
lie also gave what ' purported to l
n detuned accouni oi ""w v
.v.re nmdo nnd how Charles Ro1
p.llas Charles Murphy, and Chester C
Yates, alias "Cy" Yates, alias fieor--Vrllit.
are aHetted to have a-rnr
plished Ihe actual robbery.
Jack Johnson to Serve Out Term.
San Francisco. April 17 ,lni
.l.ihiiHon. heavyweight piiKlllt,
;he full teim of the Jail scntcin
jiven him lor sprHIng his aiitomob'l
l.i San FraiK isi o. Police Judge Treat
well, on Information that Johnson !u:
1 cen accorded privileges not grant"
to oilier prisoners, reconsidered his if
( Kiiill Willi h nit erf eight day fto:
the clumpl'in s sentence. Juhnson wa
o have been c"t free today.
Resolution of Confidence.
The following preamble nud
resolution was passed at Ihe
meeting of the board of directors
of the Plattsmouth Loan and
Building Association, held Satur
day, April 1!:
Whereas, YV. J. White, having
for the nasi twenty-three years
been Ihe president of the IMalls
niouth lioan and Huildinif As
sociation, and having always been
faithful to his trust, conservative
in management, always econo
inieal in his position as relating
to the transactions of I lie as
social ion. ahvavs considerate and
resiied fill to the board of di
rectors; therefore, be it
Resolved, That with this reso
lution we express to him our ap
preciation of his unselllsh work,
and that in this, his closing rela
tions with the board, Ibat he has
our best wishes for the future,
ami as a stockholder in the as
sociation know that we still have
his influence and help in main-
Ininiiiir Hie 11 asocial ii HI lit its
present high standard.
TO CHOOSE ENCAMPMENT SITE
Board of Nebraska National Guard
Meets April 24.
Llncolu. April 17. Ihe military
board of the Nebraska national guard.
General E. H. Phelps of this city.
Colonel F. J- Mack of Albion, Colonel
a. A. lObcrlv of Stanton. rigami-
(leneral Stoivh of Fullerton and Colo
nel J. M. Hlrkner of this city will meet
here April 24 to decide upon the date
and location of the annual encamp
ment to be held tho coming Hummer.
It Is thought that the men will be
taken to Ashland, as for several years
past, but It Is understood that two or
three other cities are anxious to enter
tain the guardsmen and a change
might be made In their behalf. Ac
Mir.iinif io statements made at Adju
tant General Phelps' olTtce, the maneu
vers will In all probability ho noia
during the latter part of August.
MISS JENKINS OF MURRAY
HAS FINGER AMPUTATED
C. V. THORNE ARRESTED
Principal of Schools at Morrill UnabU
to Furnish Bond.
Morrill, Neb.. April 17 C. V.
Thorne, principal of the scnoois ot
this place, was arrested upon com
plaint of Luther Murphy, who alleges
that be fears Thome will kill him.
Thome was taken before Justice
Woodman, and upon a number of wit
nesses being examined, wa held to
the district court In bond of 92.l0.
which the defendant failed to furnish,
and he was turned over to the sheriff.
Thome has been having considerable
trouble In the administration of tho
u..i.,w.iu whleh Is laree:y the cause
of hlB present predicament.
PROF. OAVISSON IS BURIED
Funeral of Head of Agricultural Col-
lege Held at Lincoln.
Lincoln. April 17.--The funeral of
A. K. DavlsHon. the late principal oi
tho university school or agricuuuie.
was held here at the Tamliy homo.
Rov. M. A. Ilullock conducted the ser
vices. Chancellor Avery, Deans ihi
mil llurnett, Professor Harbor, Dr.
P. L. Hall nnd Superintendent A. II.
Waterhouse were the pallbearers.
Rurlal was In Wyuka cemetery, a
largo number of friends, htudents ami
ormer pupils or the deceased pro
fessor attended the services.
Miss Julia Jenkins, of the firm
of Jenkins A Co.. general mer
rhandise, of Murray, was taken lo
rinmiimiel hospital at Oinnlia this
morning, where she underwent
an operation this forenoon for
ffanurene of the left index finger.
This ii the second operation for
Ibis peculiar disease. Sue had
the first Joint removed two weeks
ago, but this did not check the
trouble. Todav the enlire linger
was removed with the hope that
the disease may advance no
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Young Leplnskl Ends Life.
Hnhtliigs, N"h, April 17 Count
Frank Leplnskl. a barber, aged thirty
four, son of Anton Leplnskl, shot and
killed himself In his father's shoo
shop. He has lately brooded over a
separation from his wire, who obtained
n divorce three months ago ou the
grounds ir non-support and drunken
John Oinsmore Near Death.
Lincoln, April 17. John It. Dins
more of Sutton Is seriously 111 at the
homo or his sister In law, Mrs. Matte
son, In this city, ills physicians say
that he Is making a brave struggle to
resist, but they declare that It Is only a
nucsjloupt time until be will succumb.
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